- to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together: to join hands; to join pages with a staple.
- to come into contact or union with: The brook joins the river.
- to bring together in a particular relation or for a specific purpose, action, etc.; unite: to join forces against the smugglers.
- to become a member of (an organization, party, etc.): to join a club.
- to enlist in (one of the armed forces): to join the Navy.
- to come into the company of; meet or accompany: I'll join you later.
- to participate with (someone) in some act or activity: My wife joins me in thanking you for the gift.
- to unite in marriage.
- to meet or engage in (battle, conflict, etc.): The opposing armies joined battle.
- to adjoin; meet: His land joins mine.
- to draw a curve or straight line between: to join two points on a graph.
- to come into or be in contact or connection: a place where cliffs and sea join.
- to become united, associated, or combined; associate or ally oneself; participate (usually followed by with): Please join with us in our campaign.
- to take part with others (often followed by in): Let's all join in.
- to be contiguous or close; lie or come together; form a junction: Our farms join along the river.
- to enlist in one of the armed forces (often followed by up): He joined up to fight for his country.
- to meet in battle or conflict.
- a joining.
- a place or line of joining; seam.
- Mathematics. union(def 10a).
Origin of join
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Examples from the Web for joined
Lynch kept gazing straight ahead as De Blasio joined Bratton at the other end of the color guard.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss
January 5, 2015
Ava DuVernay, as New York magazine notes, has now joined their ranks.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
Then the commercial weight loss behemoths Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig joined this crowded field.Why Your New Year’s Diet Will Fail
December 30, 2014
They joined forces to form the rap supergroup Run the Jewels.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More
December 28, 2014
Fatima says they were initially happy when Ziad joined the army, but that feeling has utterly faded.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
Soon she rose with a determined air and joined Austin by the window.Viviette
William J. Locke
The Montenegrins declared war on Turkey and joined forces with Servia.
Mr. Horseman also joined the Conservatives in opposing the bill.
He has joined an ambulance corps that is going to the Front.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
I was not solicitous to vindicate him when I was not joined in their reflection.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
- to come or bring together; connect
- to become a member of (a club, organization, etc)
- (intr often foll by with) to become associated or allied
- (intr usually foll by in) to take part
- (tr) to meet (someone) as a companion
- (tr) to become part of; take a place in or with
- (tr) to unite (two people) in marriage
- (tr) geometry to connect with a straight line or a curve
- (tr) an informal word for adjoin
- join battle to start fighting
- join duty Indian to report for work after a period of leave or a strike
- join hands
- to hold one's own hands together
- (of two people) to hold each other's hands
- (usually foll by with)to work together in an enterprise or task
- a joint; seam
- the act of joining
- maths another name for union (def. 9)
Word Origin and History for joined
c.1300, from stem of Old French joindre "join, connect, unite; have sexual intercourse with" (12c.), from Latin iungere "to join together, unite, yoke," from PIE *yeug- "to join, unite" (see jugular). Related: Joined; joining. In Middle English, join sometimes is short for enjoin. Join up "enlist in the army" is from 1916. Phrase if you can't beat them, join them is from 1953.